Champions for Children 2017 5K Run/Walk

26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

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Event Description

Our fourth annual "Champions for Children" 5 K Run/Walk will once again be held at the beautiful South Coast Botanic Garden. The event features a new course that includes a loop with slight inclines around the tram road (taking you past the Upper Meadow, the Rose Garden, the Cactus Garden, the Rare Fruit Orchard, through the impressive Banyan Grove), another loop around the outer perimeter of the garden, then through the trail roads and back to the finish line.  

The  family-friendly run/walk also features a Kids Fun Run and a wonderful Children's Festival filled with activities for children of all ages.  Race registration before May 18th includes a t-shirt and goody bag.  Proceeds from this event benefit South Bay Children's Health Center (SBCHC), a nonprofit, 501 (c ) (3) social service agency that provides high-quality dental and mental health services to more than 25,000 under-served children, teens and young adults each year.  

Event details and schedule

7:00 AM -         Late Registration and Packet Pick-Up Opens

7:30 AM -         Opening Ceremony

                       Expo & Children's Festival Opens


8:15 AM -         Aerobic Warm-Up


8:30 AM -         5K Walk/Run



9:30 AM -        Awards Ceremony 


10:00 AM -       Kids Fun Run



11:00 AM -      Event Close


Distance & Fees:  


5K Run/Walk

Ages   6-12   - $25.00 through May 17 - $35.00 May 19 & 20


Ages 13 & up - $35.00 through May 17 - $45.00 May 19 & 20


Kids Fun Run Ages 0-5 - $15  no late fee


Finish Line Services Provided By:


Pacific Coast Race Timing, a timing & finish line management company




Presented to 5K participants three deep in each age category


Parking Information:

Car pooling is highly recommended and parking is free.  On-site parking lot accomodates 250 cars.  Secondary parking lot will be available once that is filled. Please leave all personal belongings out of site and lock car doors. 

T-Shirts & Awards:

Registered runners receive a quality t-shirt and goody bag if registered before May 18th

Awards presented will be three deep M/F in 13 age categories.

Food & Beverage:   

Complimentary food samples and beverages available on event day.

Fun Stuff to Do at the Event:  

Plan to stay for the fabulous finish line festivities including a Children's Festival with activities for kids of all ages.

Packet Pickup:

For registrations received on or before May 18, participants may pick up their race packets including bib, timing chip, t-shirt and goody bag on:

     Friday, May 19 from Noon-4:00 PM at the SBCHC office

     410 Camino Real, Redondo Beach, CA  90277 from Noon-4:00 PM or

     Saturday, May 20th from 7:00 to 8:20 AM at the race registration table   

Late Registration & Packet Pickup:  

Register & collect your bib and timing chip on race morning at South Coast Botanic Garden from 7:00 - 8:20 AM.  T-shirts and goody bags are not guaranteed for late registrants.  





















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